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Neal F. Lane: "Investments in Basic Research Are Just That: <em>Investments</em>"

July 22, 2014 - 7:00am
Written testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing "The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D" held on July 17, 2014

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Stephen E. Fienberg: "Innovation Is a Process That Itself Requires Investment"

July 22, 2014 - 6:45am
Written testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing "The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D" held on July 17, 2014

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Mariette DiChristina: "Science Is an Engine of Human Prosperity"

July 22, 2014 - 6:30am
Written testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing "The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D" held on July 17, 2014

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Vinton G. Cerf: "The Value of Investment by the U.S. Government Cannot Be Overstated"

July 22, 2014 - 6:15am
Written testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing "The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D" held on July 17, 2014

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Music Might Boost Self-Awareness in Alzheimer's Patients

July 22, 2014 - 6:00am
Many studies have found that familiar songs enhance mood, relieve stress and reduce anxiety in patients with Alzheimer's, perhaps because musical memory is often spared even when a patient has...

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For a 3-year-old boy, a risky operation may mean a chance to hear

July 22, 2014 - 4:00am
Auguste is 3 years old, a charmer with big blue eyes, long lashes and a playful smile. He's wearing a T-shirt that says "Make some noise" and fiddling with his Etch A Sketch in a hospital exam room.

Fly-inspired sound detector

July 21, 2014 - 10:00pm
(American Institute of Physics) The fly can pinpoint the location of a chirping cricket with remarkable accuracy because of its freakishly acute hearing, which relies upon a sophisticated sound processing mechanism that really sets it apart from all other known insects. A team of researchers has developed a tiny prototype device that mimics the parasitic fly's hearing mechanism, which may be useful for a new generation of hypersensitive hearing aids.

Obama Opening Eastern Seaboard To Oil Exploration

July 21, 2014 - 5:21pm

The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, announcing final approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.

Insights into birds' migration routes

July 21, 2014 - 10:39am
By tracking hybrids between songbird species, investigators have found that migration routes are under genetic control and could be preventing interbreeding. The research was conducted using geolocators that, like GPS, record the position of a bird and allow its long distance movement to be tracked.

Xbox One update is big on friends, Blu-ray 3D support

July 21, 2014 - 9:11am
An Xbox One August update is arriving for early-access users. Microsoft said, "We're looking forward to hearing feedback on features before we roll them out to all Xbox One consoles next month and beyond." What are those features? Two of the most notable among the items are the opportunities for social engagement and 3D Blu-ray support. In a promotional video, Richard Irving from the Xbox engineering team, said, "The August update is a pretty big update for social and community engagement." He said the team revamped the activity panel to focus on items appearing in the user's feed to the things that user cares most about. A single-column list offers more content; the person sees a longer history of what the friend network has been up to. What's more, you have the ability to like items in the feed; you have the ability to comment on them, and your friends comment on them.

Study provides insights into birds' migration routes

July 21, 2014 - 9:09am
By tracking hybrids between songbird species, investigators have found that migration routes are under genetic control and could be preventing interbreeding. The research, which is published in Ecology Letters, was conducted using geolocators that, like GPS, record the position of a bird and allow its long distance movement to be tracked.

Best of Last Week – New type of qubit created, Hubble sees a glowing galaxy and extreme agreeing may solve disagreements

July 21, 2014 - 7:00am
(Phys.org) —Summer may be on us (at least in the northern hemisphere) but scientists are still busy conducting research, particularly at the Large Hadron Collider as physicists detect process even rarer than the long-sought Higgs particle—after two years of study they've found evidence of a process that can be used to test the mechanism involved where the Higgs imparts mass to other particles. Also, another team has found that entanglement between particle and wave-like states of light resembles Schrodinger's cat experiment. They found a way to entangle a particle wave and a photon creating a new type of qubit that might be useful for quantum computing and which might also be the closest analogy of Schrödinger's Gedankenexperiment realized so far. Another group working on a test of equivalence principle searches for effects of spin-gravity coupling—they used a quantum sensor to investigate gravitational interaction to test the equivalence principle by comparing the gravitational interaction for a bosonic particle to that of a fermionic particle.

Studying estrogens made by the brain may offer new insights in learning and memory

July 20, 2014 - 10:00pm
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) New studies being launched by neurobiologist Luke Remage-Healey at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will investigate how estrogens produced in the brains of young birds enhance their ability to learn songs during a critical window during development. This period has a parallel to universal language development in human children.

Study provides insights into birds' migration routes

July 20, 2014 - 10:00pm
(Wiley) By tracking hybrids between songbird species, investigators have found that migration routes are under genetic control and could be preventing interbreeding. The research, which is published in Ecology Letters, was conducted using geolocators that, like GPS, record the position of a bird and allow its long distance movement to be tracked.

US opens door to East Coast offshore oil and gas drilling

July 18, 2014 - 11:40pm
The United States on Friday opened the way to offshore oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic Ocean, authorizing the controversial use of sonic cannons for seismic surveys.

Boy's Ear Problems Had Rare Cause: Gut Disease

July 18, 2014 - 3:25pm
A 10-year-old boy suffered from ear pain and hearing problems for years before doctors were finally able to crack the case.

Traffic Noise Is No Picnic for Prairie Dogs

July 18, 2014 - 3:03pm
Graeme Shannon, a postdoctoral behavioral ecologist at Colorado State University, studied how prairie dogs coped with the loud sounds of traffic. The findings are important for people who manage noise pollution.

"Alive Inside" Shows How Music Can Break Through the Fog of Dementia

July 18, 2014 - 2:54pm
A documentary captures people with dementia reconnecting to emotions and lost memories through music

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Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

July 18, 2014 - 1:33pm

The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, announcing final approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.

There's a kind of Hush surrounding quantum systems

July 18, 2014 - 5:50am
(Phys.org) —Has a persistent noise ever kept you awake at night? Well it isn't just you. Scientists at The University of Nottingham have had the same problem with quantum technologies.